CSR FM has launched a new summer academy for young local people in the region – hoping to find the next big thing in radio.


Taking place on 16 August 2012, the radio station run by the Students’ Union at Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent, is hosting a number of free workshops and master classes to introduce young people aged between 14 and 19 to the radio industry.

The academy will host a series of sessions to teach the youngsters about the day-to-day running of a community and student radio station, the process of production, editing and industry software, as well as the licencing rules and tips for presenting.

Jessie Martin, Deputy Manager at CSR, said: “The CSR youth academy is a great way for us to give back to the community and give young people the all-important media experience that is now essential for getting into the broadcasting industry. It is a great opportunity for those who aren’t sure what they want to get into yet, as well as those who have made up their mind. The best thing about the day is that it is free.”

The CSR team of volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to provide industry experience, advice and knowledge. Attendees will even get the chance to present in a special 20 minute ‘on-the-air’ session from the studio at the close of the day, hearing how they sound when they’re presenting live.

Applications for the scheme are now open. The academy will take place at Studio Blue, Canterbury Christ Church University’s campus studio. There are limited places so to register your interest or request more information, please email CSR FM Deputy Manager, Jessie Martin on: j.martin@csrfm.com.